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Industry Information

General Resources
Financial Ratios
Industry Classifications
See also: Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage: Industries database
General Resources
D & B Business Rankings
HG4057.A237 LRC-R
The Directory of Business Information Resources
HF54.52.U5 D567 LRC-R
Manufacturing U.S.A.
HD9721.M364 LRC-R.
Industrial analyses, statistics and leading companies.
Market Share Reporter
HF1040.9.G2 2004
Mergent's Industry Review
HG4961.M68 LRC-R
Regional Industrial Buying Guide. North Texas-Oklahoma
T12.3.T4N67 LRC-R
Online: ThomasNet®
Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys (S&P NetAdvantage database)
Business Source Premier ORU EBSCOhost
International Trade Administration (ITA) (Trade Statistics)
Investopedia Industry Handbook
Price's List of Lists
Special Issues
Indexes trade journals for special issues that have industry rankings, industry trends, etc.
Trade Development (International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce)
U.S. Census Bureau: Current Industrial Reports
Provides monthly, quarterly, and annual measures of industrial activity.
Associations Star

Associations may provide projections and environment information. Search the WWW for your business and "associations." EXAMPLE: food and associations

ASAE & the Center for Association Leadership: Gateway to Associations
(The American Society of Association Executives Directory of Associations)
IPL: Associations & Organizations
Internet Public Libraries directories of associations and non-profit organizations.
Weddle's Guide to Association Web Sites
HF5382.7.W43 LRC-R
Financial Ratios
Almanac of Business and Industry Financial Ratios
HF5681.R25T68 LRC-R
An annual review supplying corporate performance and figures.
Edited by a CPA. Includes small business statistics, financial ratios, benchmarks, and more.
BusinessWeek's Investment Outlook Scoreboard
Economic Census Industry Ratios (US Census Bureau)
Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios (Dun & Bradstreet)
HF5681.R25I525 LRC-R
Annual profile of the major industries.
IRS: Business Tax Statistics
RMA Annual Statement Studies Financial Ratio Benchmarks
HF5681.B2R6 LRC-R
RMA Annual Statement Studies Industry Default Probabilities and Cash Flow Measures
HF5681.B2R59 LRC-R
Yahoo! Finance
Industry Classification
NAICS Desk Reference
HF1041.5.N35 2000 LRC-R
North American Industry Classification System
Hard copy, call number HF1042.N67 LRC-R
Provides new government NAICS codes, which replace old Standard Industrial classification (SIC) system.
Standard Industrial Classification Manual
HF1042.U62 LRC-R
SIC codes are necessary for accessing some directories and industry information. This manual is a numerically classified arrangement of manufacturing plus an alphabetical list of industries with codes.

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